Educator Licensure Programs

Below are the licensure, endorsement, administrator and pupil services licenses offered at Ohio State. Programs are offered on the Columbus campus unless noted otherwise. Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. 

If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification.

The programs listed below are accredited by various accrediting bodies dependent on their content area. Refer to the Professional Accrediting Associations section for specific accreditation status.

Section Items

Primary Education (P-5) C

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Columbus Campus BSEd | MEd | ECE w/Visual Impairment  | ECE w/ Primary Intervention Specialist PK-5
Lima Campus BSEd  | ECE w/ Primary Intervention Specialist PK-5
Mansfield Campus BSEd
Marion Campus BSEd
Newark Campus BSEd



Middle Childhood Education (MCE): Grades 4-9 C

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Columbus Campus BSEd | MEd
Lima Campus BSEd
Mansfield Campus BSEd
Marion Campus BSEd
Newark Campus BSEd



Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA): Grades 7–12 C

Program Degree/Licensure Options
English Education (Integrated Language Arts): 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Mathematics Education (Integrated Mathematics): 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Science Education: 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Social Studies Education (Integrated Social Studies): 7-12 BSEdMEd



Special Education (Intervention Specialist) C

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate: K-12 BSEd | Licensure Only  | MA add on *
Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive: K-12 BSEd | Licensure Only  | MA add on *
Primary Intervention Specialist (P-5) BSEd | Licensure Only  | MA add on *
Sensory: Intervention Specialist: Hearing Impairments: PK-12 MEd
Sensory: Intervention Specialist: Visual Impairments: PK-12 BSEdMEd | Licensure Only



Multi-Age Licensure

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Art Education: PK-12 A BAE | Licensure Only
Health Education: PK-12 C Licensure Only
Music Education: PK-12 M BME | Licensure Only
Physical and Health Education (Dual License) C BSEd
Physical Education: PK-12 C BSEd
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): PK-12 C BSEd
World Language Education: PK-12 C BSEd | MEd



Career Technical Licensure

Program Licensure Options
Agriscience Education: 4-12+ C BS | MEd
Family and Consumer Sciences: 4-12+ C BSEd | MA with license | Post-Baccalaureate
Integrated Business Education: 4-12+ C BSEd | MAPost-Baccalaureate
Workforce Development MA



Administrator’s Licenses C

Program Licensure Options
Principal: PK-6, 4-9, 5-12 MA (self-paced or accelerated) | Licensure-only
Superintendent Accelerated



Pupil Services Licenses

Program Licensure Options
Orientation and Mobility Specialist MA | Licensure-only
School Counselor SC  
School Audiologist SSA  
School Nurse SN  
School Psychologist SSP  
School Social Worker SW  
School Speech Language Pathologist SSA  




Early Childhood Generalist 4-5
Bilingual Education PK-12
Gifted Education PK-12
Mathematic Specialist P-6
Middle Childhood Generalist
Prekindergarten Special Needs
Reading K-12
School Nurse Wellness Coordinator
Teacher Leader
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)



Professional Accrediting Associations

Letter Association
C: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2026
M: Music Education: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) through 2030
A: Art Education (Visual Arts): National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) through 2023
SSA: School Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology: Council of Academic Accreditation (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA) through 2025
SP: School Psychology: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) through 2022 and American Psychological Association through 2023
SC:  School Counseling: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through 2024
SN: School Nurse
SW:  School Social Work: Council on Social Work Education through October 2026


Certification and Licensure Dictionary

A "Certification and Licensure Dictionary" on the Ohio Department of Education website lists exactly which pre-K through Grade 12 courses one is qualified to teach. It identifies both the certification and licensure areas that are required for teaching specific courses. For more information, go to: Ohio Department of Education - Certification and Licensure Dictionary.